Minister with responsibility for lands, Cordel Hyde was in Independence Village today holding his regular land clinic. Minister Hyde had told Love News that the clinics are a crucial part of his strategy, not only because of the pandemic, but also to accommodate the citizens in remote areas. Our Correspondent, Harry Arzu, spoke with the minister this morning about some of the concerns being addressed.
Cordel Hyde, Minister of Natural Resources: “As you know the south has been undeserved for the longest, particularly since representatives from this part of the country came from the opposition for many years so we have a lot of work. This is the largest constituency in all the country and we are here serving quite a lot of people. In fact this clinic is a little different from previous ones because we actually prepared almost a thousand instruments before we came here so our people were working night and day actually even on Saturday from eight in the morning until five in the evening sometimes until eight, nine at night trying to make sure we completed those instruments ahead of arriving here. So we have like a thousand of those instruments to issue for many of the villages in this constituency but at the same time receiving additional requests, receiving additional complaints, trying to address additional problems that have been left neglected for all these years.”
Stann Creek West Area Representative Rodwell Ferguson was also present during today’s clinic and called the Minister Hyde’s visit timely and important.
Love News understands that the minister’s next stops will be in the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts.